Press Releases

January 26, 2018 - New Museum's Exhibit Design Committee to be Led by Dianne Lister

December 7, 2017 - Museum Welcomes Canoes from Iconic Canadian Singer-Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot to its World-Class Collection

November 23, 2017 - World-Class Exhibition Design Firm Joins New Museum Project

October 30, 2017 - Growing Number of International Visitors Explore The Canadian Canoe Museum

September 18, 2017 - Learn About Birch Bark Canoe Building at The Canadian Canoe Museum

September 12, 2017 - Grow your Personal Library and Support The Canadian Canoe Museum

July 18, 2017 - Experience Plein Air Painting and Paddling on the Trent-Severn Waterway

July 11, 2017- Canoe Museum Features New Improvements - Thanks to Cogeco

June 13, 2017 - Free Workshops and Performances at The Canadian Canoe Museum in Celebration of National Aboriginal Day

May 18, 2017 - Experience the Sights and Sounds of 15 Vehicles at The Canadian Canoe Museum

April 27, 2017- The Canadian Canoe Museum Annual General Meeting – 2016: A year defined by its incredible momentum

April 18, 2017- Connected by Canoe project celebrates Canada 150 on-the-water; connecting Canadians, inspiring conversations and new understanding

February 24, 2017- Supporting Cultural Spaces in Peterborough - News Release from Canadian Heritage

December 20, 2016- Supporters help bring an early Christmas gift to The Canadian Canoe Museum

October 18, 2016- Canadian Canoe Museum's 9th annual Beaver Club Gala was an extraordinary success

 August 17, 2016- Local Arts Organizations Collaborate to host the First Ever Uncommon Marketplace, A Celebration of Local Artistic Excellence

August 4, 2016- International Paddling Film Festival Coming to the Canadian Canoe Museum

June 23, 2016- Shirlanne Pawley-Boyd accepts new role at The Canadian Canoe Museum

June 17, 2016- The Canadian Canoe Museum and Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre partner to deliver paddle carving and Tillikum Lens photography workshop to Indigenous youth

June 15, 2016- The Canadian Canoe Musem's Beaver Club Gala will welcome guest speaker Peter Mansbridge as its guest speaker this year

May 19, 2016-  Architectural Inspiration Revealed - community members invited to hear from the new museum's architectural team

May 5, 2016-  The Canadian Canoe Museum takes the next step in its redevelopment project

April 27, 2016- The Canadian Canoe Museum's Annual General Meeting: Looking back and  celebrating; looking ahead and preparing

April 5, 2016- A New Milestone Reached for The Canadian Canoe Museum- Welcoming the 1000th Member to the Museum Family

March 2, 2016- The Canadian Canoe Museum Appoints New Director of Plilanthropy

Feb 4, 2016- Jim Gray Co-hosts The Canadian Canoe Museum's Silver Canoe Dinner on February 27th at Historic Fort Calgary

January 25, 2016- The Canadian Canoe Museum brings a Paddling Making and Photography Workshop to Lockport School in the lead up to the Silver Canoe Dinner at the Festival du Voyageur in Winnipeg

January 21, 2016 - Visionary Design Announced for the New Canadian Canoe Museum

July 28th, 2015 - Canadian Canoe Museum launches Voyageur Canoe Tours on the Trent-Severn Waterway

June 1st, 2015 - Ron Whetung to be Torchbearer for Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay

May 20th, 2015 - Canadian Canoe Museum Selects Architects for Stage 2 Limited Design Competition

April 30th, 2015 - New Directors at the Canoe Museum

April 23rd, 2015 - Canoe Museum Moving to the Water Update


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January 28, 2018 - KawarthaNOW - Dianne Lister to chair exhibition design committee for new Canadian Canoe Museum

January 27, 2018 - The Peterborough Examiner - Lister to oversee design of new Canadian Canoe Museum exhibition spaces in Peterborough

January 8, 2018 - Peterborough This Week - Canadian Canoe Museum will start $36-million private fundraising campaign in 2018

January 8, 2018 - The Globe and Mail - Canoe museum and other small charities paddle harder for donations

December 30, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - Peterborough Examiner 2017 Newsmaker of the Year: Canadian Canoe Museum

December 29, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - Winter break activities for children continue at The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough

December 28, 2017 - CHEX - Families learn history of a homegrown icon at Peterborough's Canadian Canoe Museum

December 27, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - Holiday Fun for Everyone

December 21, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - How to lobby City Hall: Inside The Canadian Canoe Museum's successful push for funding from Peterborough council

December 9, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - Invest in a national asset: Peterborough council urged to contribute full $4M to Canadian Canoe Museum

December 7, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner – Gordon Lightfoot donates Canary Yellow Canoe to Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough

December 7, 2017 - Peterborough This Week – Canadian music legend Gordon Lightfoot donates four canoes to Peterborough’s Canadian Canoe Museum

December 7, 2017 - KawarthaNOW – Iconic musician Gordon Lightfoot visits The Canadian Canoe Museum to donate three canoes

December 7, 2017 - CHEX – Gordon Lightfoot donates canoes to Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough

December 7, 2017 - PTBO Canada - Canadian Icon Gordon Lightfoot Donates Canoes to Canadian Canoe Museum

December 6, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - Community urged to support museum

December 5, 2017 - Peterborough This Week - Guest column: Canadian Canoe Museum aims to build more momentum with bigger push from the City of Peterborough

December 1, 2017 - Peterborough This Week - Visit the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough for free up to Dec. 10

December 1, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - Canadian Canoe Museum asking Peterborough city council to reconsider decision to only grant $2M instead of requested $4M for new canoe museum

November 30, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - Canoe museum deserves full $4M from City of Peterborough

November 29, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - City funding needed sooner rather than later for new Canadian Canoe Museum project

November 24, 2017 - Kawartha NOW -  One of the world's leading exhibition design firms to work on new Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough

November 24, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - Firm hired to design exhibits for planned new Canadian Canoe Museum facility in Peterborough

November 23, 2017 - PTBO Canada - World-Class Exhibition Design Firm Has Joined New Canoe Museum Project

November 13, 2017 - KawarthaNOW - Watch the 'Connected by Canoe' video from The Canadian Canoe Museum

October 30, 2017 - PTBO Canada - Canadian Canoe Museum Attraction Increasing Number of International Visitors

October 29, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough hosts collections tour and lecture

October 13, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - We definitely do need a new canoe museum

October 4, 2017 - CHEX Television - A 16-foot Gitigan Ziibi-style birch bark canoe, handcrafted in Peterborough, is paddled for the first time.

October 3, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - Canadian Canoe Museum launches new traditional Kitigan-Zibi-style birchbark canoe after 200-hour building project in Peterborough

October 3, 2017 - Peterborough This Week - Community-built birch bark canoe launched at Peterborough Lift Lock canal

September 25, 2017 - CHEX Television - CHEX Daily gets a lesson in traditional Gitigan Ziibi-style birch bark canoe

September 22, 2017 - CHEX Television - Peterborough's Canadian Canoe Museum needs $65M in order to be completed in 2021

September 22, 2017 - The Peterborough Examiner - New design for proposed Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough shorter, but public spaces larger

September 21, 2017 - Peterborough This Week - New canoe museum in Peterborough will have more space for large events like conferences and conventions

September 19, 2017 - Peterborough Examiner - Birchbark canoe builder at work at Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough

July 29, 2017 - Peterborough Examiner - Stepping back into Peterborough's canoe making history through new Canoe City Walking Tour series

July 18, 2017 - Peterborough Examiner - Art in the outdoors at the Peterborough Lift Lock with Canadian Canoe Museum and The Land Canadian Adventures

July 12, 2017 - CHEX Television - Smart technology ahead of Canadian Canoe Museum move

July 11, 2017 - Peterborough Examiner - Cogeco donates new TVs to Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough

June 23, 2017 - KawarthaNOW - Can we fit 300 canoes and kayaks into the Peterborough Lift Lock for Canada 150?

June 21, 2017 - Peterborough This week - Peterborough to celebrate National Aboriginal Day at The Canadian Canoe Museum

June 13, 2017 - KawarthaNOW - Miawpukek First Nation to gift traditional birch bark canoe to The Canadian Canoe Museum

May 31, 2017 - London Free Press - One-tank Trips: Canoes are the iconic Canadian boat

May 27, 2017 - KawarthaNOW - New canoe museum gets a boost with $9 million from Province

May 26, 2017 - Peterborough Examiner - Province announces $9M for new Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough

May 15, 2017 - Peterborough Examiner - Peterborough Canoe Museum curator to speak to historical society

May 2, 2017 - Peterborough Examiner - Connected by Canoe: Peterborough sendoff for group set to paddle through the Rideau for Canada 150

March 20, 2017 - Hike Bike Travel -Discover Canada’s Canoeing Culture & History In Peterborough

February 24, 2017 - KawarthaNOW - Ottawa invests $1.4 million in Canadian Canoe Museum move

February 24, 2017 - Peterborough Examiner - Peterborough MP Maryam Monsef announces $1.4 million in federal funding for Canadian Canoe Museum

February 24, 2017 - Peterborough This Week- Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough receives $1.4 million in federal funding

February 24, 2017 - PTBOcanada- Canadian Canoe Museum Receiving $1.4 Million Towards Construction of New Museum Facility on Trent Severn Waterway

February 24, 2017 - FreshRadio100.5- Feds funnel $1.4 million to new museum

February 14, 2017 - Peterborough Examiner- Officials hopeful of funding from all government levels for proposed new Canadian Canoe Museum at Peterborough Lift Lock

December 20, 2016 - Peterborough Examiner - Christmas comes early for Canadian Canoe Museum after donations provide a vehicle for Peterborough museum's outreach programs

December 20, 2016 - Peterborough This Week- New van is early Christmas gift for Canadian Canoe Museum

December 20, 2016 - PTBOcanada- Canadian Canoe Museum Gets An Awesome New Van For Christmas

December 1, 2016 - KawarthaNOW- New van is early Christmas gift for The Canadian Canoe Museum

November 11, 2016 - Peterborough This Week- PeterBio: Carolyn Hyslop

October 15, 2016 2016 - Daily Mail- Paddle Your Own Canoe! A voyage to ontario for lessons in the ultimate Canadian Experience

October-November 2016 - Canada's History- Paddling Through History. Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario is making waves

September 20, 2016- Billy- Wacky and Wild Museums of Canada

September 12, 2016- Peterborough Examiner- From ambulances to zambonis at annual Touch A Truck benefit at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough

August 23, 2016- Minden Times- Robert Bateman says goodbye to a piece of Haliburton

July 2, 2016- Peterborough Examiner- A journey back in time through Peterborough's Voyageur Canoe Tours

June 26, 2016- Peterborough Examiner- Paddlers set new record with 138 crafts in lock 

June 23, 2016- Peterborough Examiner- Symphony on the water as The Canadian Canoe Museum and Peterborough Symphony Orchestra Team Up 

June 23, 2016- Peterborough Examiner- Shirlanne Pawley-Boyd joins The Canadian Canoe Museum as Director of Philanthropy

June 21, 2016- Montreal Gazette- 10 iconic and ironic places for true Canadians to visit this summer

June 20, 2016- Peterborough Examiner- On the water for National Canoe day

June 16, 2016- Peterborough This Week- Our new canoe museum design is visionary

June 15, 2016- Peterborough ThisWeek- Peterborough's Canadian Canoe Museum hosting Peter Mansbridge at October Gala

May 31, 2016- Watch as kayaks are crafted at The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough

May 31, 2016- KawarthaNOW- Inspiration behind design for new Canadian Canoe Museum revealed at public meeting

May 30, 2016- KawarthaNOW- Experience the Lift Lock in The Canadian Canoe Museum's Voyageur Canoe

May 30, 2016- Peterborough Examiner- Letter to the Editor - Our canoe museum belongs along the water

May 27, 2016- Peterborough Examiner- New Canadian Canoe Museum design aims to complement Peterborough Lift Lock, architect tells public meeting

May 27, 2016- New Canoe Museum architects aim to blend architecture with landscape

May 17, 2016- Peterborough Examiner- 'Exciting time' for Canadian Canoe Museum, curator tells Peterborough Rotarians

March 31, 2016- Peterborough Examiner- Philanthropy director begins work to raise money to help build a new $45-million Canadian Canoe Museum

March 4, 2016- CHEX Television- Canoe Museum Hires New Director of Philanthropy

March 4, 2016- CBC TV- Watch the documentary The Equalizer. The Canadian Canoe Museum Curator Jeremy Ward restored a 1940s kayak for the film.

March 3, 2016- Peterborough Examiner- Canadian Canoe Museum hires veteran fundraiser Jean-Charles D'Amours as philanthropy director to gear up for new museum campaign

February 27, 2016- KawarthaNow- Peterborough's Canadian Canoe Museum helps aborigional youth connect to their heritage

February 22, 2016- CBC News Calgary- Canadian Canoe Museum brings it's "most effervescent canoe" to Calgary

February 22, 2016- Calgary Herald- Silver Canoe coming to Calgary

February 8, 2016- AZURE Canadian Canoe Museum a Lesson in Building with the Landscape

February 6, 2016- Peterborough Examiner- Irish architect thrilled to be chosen for new Canadian Canoe Museum design

February 4, 2016- CHEX TV- The Canadian Canoe Museum Curator, Jeremy Ward, on Daily Throwback

January 27, 2016- CTV Manitoba- Teens learn about their past through paddle making

January 27, 2016-CBC Manitoba- Lockport, Man., first stop for new paddle-making program

January 22, 2016- Arch Daily- heneghan peng Wins Competition to Design Canadian Canoe Museum in Ontario

January 22, 2016- Peterborough Examiner-Irish firm awarded Canadian Canoe Museum design: Heneghan Peng of Dublin and Kearns Mancini of Toronto win bid

January 21, 2016-Canadian Architect Design announced for the new Canadian Canoe Museum

January 15, 2016 - - Lady Diana and Trudeau get the Royal Treatment at the Canadian Canoe Museum

December 22, 2015 - Canadian Architect - 2015 in Canadian architecture

November 25th, 2015 - MyKawartha - Canadian Canoe Museum launching cross-country dinner series to help with move to the water

November 20th, 2015 - Peterborough Examiner: Museum 'getting close' to decision on design of new home

September 23rd, 2015 - Ontario Association of Architects : Ontario Association of Architects president praises competition to find design for new Canadian Canoe Museum at Peterborough Lift Lock

September 23rd, 2015 - Peterborough Examiner: New Canadian Canoe Museum design concepts unveiled by five finalists

September 23rd, 2015 - CHEX: Top design picks for Canadian Canoe Museum revealed

September 23rd, 2015 - Traversing: Here Are The Five Potential Designs For A New Canadian Canoe Museum

September 13th, 2015 - Peterborough Examiner: Canadian Canoe Museum holds second Touch A Truck

July 31st, 2015 - CHEX Daily: Grab your paddles and step back in time for a Voyageur Canoe Tour

June 19th, 2015 - KawarthaNow: Canadian Canoe Museum and Publican House Brewery announce unique promotion and fundraising initiative

May 25th, 2015 - Traversing: The Happy Camper Spends a Night at the Canadian Canoe Museum

May 26th, 2015 - Canadian Architect: Canadian Canoe Museum design competition shortlist announced

May 23rd, 2015 - Peterborough Examiner: Canoe Museum can handle rough waters

April 30th, 2015 - Peterborough Examiner: New directors at Canadian Canoe Museum

April 25th, 2015 - Peterborough This Week - Canadian Canoe Museum hoping for anniversary funding to help with move to Lift Lock

April 23rd, 2015 - Peterborough Examiner: Canadian Canoe Museum closer to move: Lift Lock land deal reached with Parks Canada, architects vying for project

April 23rd, 2015 - Peterborough This Week: Canoe Museum to begin design, planning work for move to Lift Lock

April 20th, 2015 - Peterborough Examiner: Paddle to the finish line with new Canadian Canoe Museum exhibit

March 12th, 2015 - CHEX: Canoe Museum launches competition to find new building designer

March 11th, 2015 - KawarthaNow: Canadian Canoe Museum launches international design competition

March 7th, 2015 - PtboCanada: The Canadian Canoe Museum Wants You To Name Their Store

February 27th, 2015 - Peterborough Examiner: Wab Kinew share Journey to Reconciliation in speech at Canadian Canoe Museum

February 19th, 2015 - Coast Reporter: Paddlers make pitch for canoe museum

June 6th, 2014 - KawarthaNow: Proposed location for Canoe Museum thrills some, shocks others

April 15th, 2014 - Peterborough This Week: Canadian museum hires new executive director

April 9th, 2014 - Traversing: The Canadian Canoe Museum May Have Found a New Location

August 30th, 2012 - Traversing: Historic Birchbark Canoe Arrives at The Canadian Canoe Museum